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Skin Essentials by Mariga Overnight Repair Cream
is recommended by Laura Bermingham!
Great review for Skin Essentials by Mariga Nourishing Oil and Hydrating Cream from blogger Paula over at randomramblingsandmusings.wordpress.com
Read how she got on with the products for her dry/sensitive skin here:
Featured in Marissa Carter's beauty pages, Irish Parent Magazine.
Review by Anita at Anita's Beauty Blog:
If you don't already know her Anita is the author of Anita's Beauty Blog over on wordpress. Anita is one of the many lovely beauty bloggers that I have come to 'know' through twitter and I was delighted to meet her in person recently at a beauty trade event. She has been using my Nourishing Oil and reports 'drastic improvement' in her skin.
Rave review for skin Essentials by Mariga from Beaut.ie
I'm delighted to have been featured by Beaut.ie in a rave review of my Enzyme Exfoliator:
"This is going to be a product rave, the likes of which you’ve never seen. If you’re not in a position to read my OH MY GOD, WOMEN, BUY IT, BUY IT! style review, then please avoid the following paragraphs. You can’t say I didn’t warn you.
So, what’s the wonder product? Skin-care. Yep, yawn, sigh, zzzz – skin-care. It usually bores the holy ghost and his extended family out of me too, so trust me when I say that this product is exception, something that has actually gotten me as excited as lipsticks, blushers, and Michael Fassbender’s talent.
I was having a moan about the weird white bumpy yokes under my skin to some friends on twitter when a lady called Mariga chimed in with some advice. She said I needed an enzyme exfoliator and said she’d find me and kill me if I didn’t stop using face-wipes.
With that new bit of knowledge under my belt, I prowled around looking for an exfoliator like the one Mariga had recommended. I couldn’t cut through the jargon on the product blurbs and gave up the search, instead opting to give Mariga’s own Enzyme Exfoliator a go.
It was €30, a sum that I was reluctant to part with for a product from a brand, Skin Essentials by Mariga, that I’d never tried before. Sure, think of how many Galaxy Ripples that could buy! Almost an entire day’s supply!
Anyway, I filled in her “distance clients form” on her website just to suss things out. The form has sections for filling in in every detail of your skin, skin care routine, what you hope to sort out and any additional details that might be relevant. You also add on some pictures of yourself without make-up, which I did, reluctantly.
After a few days, I got an email back with a diagnosis of my skin and recommended products. What most endeared me to her (aside from the fact that she has cats), was that she took my budget into account and told me what I could do for my skin without spending a thing, or cheap health-food store stuff I could buy while I’m still counting the pennies.
After taking all that in, I spent my galaxy ripple money on a bottle of Enzyme Exfoliator. I whacked it on as soon as it arrived, surprised at the texture. It’s thinner than oil, thicker than water and there’s not a grain or bead in it.
The type of exfoliation that occurs is chemical rather than physical. Even though it’s much more gentle, I’ve found it more effective than scrubbier options by a country mile. It feels like you’ve just blasted away the top layer of eurrrgh (that’s the official term for it) on your skin but left the protective barrier and good oils behind.
I’ve noticed a massive reduction in blemishes, blackheads and general texture issues. Other people have, for the first time in my life, complimented my skin since I’ve been using this."...
'Glowing' Review for Skin Essentials by Mariga
If you love all things beauty and skincare and you don't already know about Lorraine at ohjohnitsonlymakeup then follow the link below and get yourself over there right now! One of my favorite bloggers, Lorraine tells it like it is with in-depth reviews, a sharp, witty writing style and (bonus for the grammar Nazi in me) perfect spelling and grammar! Oh, and she has a cat :)
I'm delighted to be featured in a great review she wrote recently in which she uses the words "holy grail skincare"! Yay! Open the link below in a new window and have a read:
Our Anti-Redness Concentrate features in Woman's Way Magazine.
Skin Essentials by Mariga Anti-Redness Concentrate features in Woman's Way "Beauty must-haves".
Fab review for Skin Essentials by Mariga Nourishing Oil
Sarah from Viva Adonis had some great things to say about my Nourishing Oil on her beauty blog today. ''..the wonderful Mariga weighed in. Mariga is an Irish skin guru, and I don't use that term lightly, based down in Wexford. She runs the successful Wexford Beauty Salon and has her own line of skincare products, Skin Essentials by Mariga. Mariga very generously doles out excellent skincare advice on Twitter and she suggested that, as well as using a scrub and/or a masque, I finish my skincare routine with a generous layer of facial oil.
...I kid you not when I say that I was cured by the next morning. Over the past week or so I have been trying all manner of make-up combinations to see what I can and can't use on the area and, I am happy to report, that everything seems to sit fine, primer and powder included. Colour me impressed!''
Skin Essentials by Mariga Anti-Redness Concentrate featured in this months Irish Beauty magazine
Skin Essentials by Mariga featured in Equestrian Magazine
I'm delighted to start the new year with a great recommendation for my new Anti-redness Concentrate and Overnight Repair Cream from Ireland's Equestrian magazine January edition. See it in Niamh O'Reillys winter skincare feature (for the riders, not the horses)!
''This stuff is fantastic. End of.''
Review of Skin Comfort Cleanser by Karen of lovelygirliebits.com
Everyone, meet Karen. She is one half of blogging powerhouse lovelygirliebits.com and one of my personal favourite bloggers. She knows her beauty stuff, has a great way with words and now has had the great taste and judgement to give a rave review to some of my product range.
Click the link below to see the review and while you're there check out her other great posts.http://www.lovelygirliebits.com/2011/11/skin-essentials-by-mariga-review.htm
Review for Skin Essentials by Mariga from Viva Adonis
The lovely Dee - one half of blogging duo Viva Adonis - has some nice things to say about Skin Essentials by Mariga. Click the link to read it and while you're there check out their great beauty blog.
Beauty industry press.
I'm delighted that Skin Essentials by Mariga has been getting the attention of beauty industry insiders lately. See opinion pieces by Mariga featuring in this month's edition of Irish Beauty magazine and top UK trade publication Professional Beauty UK.
A fantastic review for my Blemish Control Cream
from Beauty Couture!
''....from fab Irish skincare company Skin Essentials. We raved
them back in May and we have come to adore their amazing
Blemish Control Cream €70.
Basically a wonder pot for breakouts, it contains a host of active
ingredients such as retinyl esters which refine skin texture and reduce
acne scars. It’s also formulated to keep oil secretion under
eradicate the ‘bad’ acne-forming bacteria, decrease
and aid shedding of dead skin to prevent ‘sticking’ in the
In short it’s fantastic.
Read the full article here:
Thrilled to get some industry recognition for Skin Essentials by Mariga from the Beauty Professional magazine!
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Some product love from Style Bible for Skin Essentials by Mariga
'So if you're a problem skin sufferer and you also want to be sure that
the products you are using are tested, certified and eco friendly, then
you probably should learn a little about Irish skincare company 'Skin
Essentials by Mariga'.
See the full article here:
Recommended in 24Seven magazine Beauty Pages
''Top beauty therapist and queen of facials'' - that's me!
This week I was asked to contribute to an article about anti-oxidants in skincare by beauty journalist Dawn Hill. Read the full article on her fab blog here:
29th may 2011
Our new products reviewed by Beauty Couture
Here are just some of the things that Beauty Couture had to say about our
new Overnight Repair Cream and Blemish Control Cream:
''Irish Skincare Gem''
''two little stunning gems that should be in every woman’s beauty box''
Click on the photo to buy these great creams now!
19th May 2011
Radio Interview with Alan Corcoran
Last week I was invited onto South East Radio to discuss acne and answer
listeners' questions. Here is the recording of the show.
For more acne information see a previous blog post here
Press the play button on the left hand side of the bar below to listen.
23rd March 2011
Wexford Echo highlights Skin Essentials by Mariga
2nd March 2011
Skin Essentials serum beats Creme De La Mer in comparison test!
''I was sent Creme De La Mers new radiance serum which is
worth €260...yep you read right..and while yeah, it's grand,
I have to say, I prefer the Skin Essentials serum.''
''......IT ROCKS! As far as skincare goes, Mariga's line is really
effective and I don't know why THE WORLD hasn't heard about it.''
Another day, another rave for Skin Essentials by Mariga!
Click on the link below to read the full article from the
(ahem) very discerning and clearly intelligent beauty journalist Dawn Hill.
Skin Essentials by Mariga Daily Nutrient Serum with Peptides -
OK, can I just establish, I'm not being paid to advertise this skincare line, but it may
seem like I am as I blab on about it to anyone that will listen and have mentioned it
a few times in RSVP magazine and on the blog, but people, I do this only
because IT ROCKS!
As far as skincare goes, Mariga's line is really effective and I don't know why
THE WORLD hasn't heard about it. This serum is the best I've used.
A lot of serums on the market have silicones in them, which as mentioned above, is a
complete joke! How are any good ingredients in the bottle supposed to penetrate the skin
with silicones lurking in the mist, taking up all the pore space! This serum has around 10 ingredients and is super concentrated so a little goes a mighty long way.
Serums are the way to go as they provide a potent cocktail of ingredients straight
to the skin, feeding it with goodness. Everybody should use a serum from your early 20's up!
and since using it my skin has improved loads. I was sent Creme De La Mers new
radiance serum which is worth €260...yep you read right..and while yeah, it's grand,
I have to say, I prefer the Skin Essentials serum as I know theres no ingredients
to fill it out, no 'secret' ingredients that are a 'secret' and it does a fantastic job in
helping my skin be the best it can be! Ah, think I just shed a tear!
3rd February 2011
Skin Essentials by Mariga Enzyme Exfoliator picked as a 'winner' by
RSVP beauty team.
20th January 2011
Winter Skin Balm from Skin Essentials by Mariga is recommended in
17th January 2011
Review of Enzyme Exfoliator by skinnipeach.com
''I blogged a few weeks back about the amazing facial I had at Wexford Beauty Salon,
at the more than capable hands of Mariga Sheedy. After the facial, Mariga gave me
some products to try out for myself at home and to say I'm impressed is an understatement.
All her Skin Essentials products are made with very little ingredients, but what ingredients
are in the products, are some of the best in town for skin. Her Enzyme Exfoliator is one
of my favourites. This has one ingredient... Pumpkin. Nothing else. Zilch. Nada!
The enzymes in the pumpkin are like little critters munching away on all the crap
lingering in your pores. I've actually binned my exfoliators with the little scrubbies in them.
Yeah, they're fine, but this little gem blows them out of the water in the SAVAGE EXFOLIATION department. I find that with scrubby-exfoliators, I need to use them
twice a week, and that's what is usually recommended. I literally use this little beaut
once every two weeks. Yep, once, every 2 WEEKS! My skin feels so smooth and cleansed afterwards. Unreal. It's also helped to fade all the little marks I had on my skin from
picking spots. Its rotten, I hear ye, but sometimes they have to be picked, end of.
The exfoliator comes with a little dropper and, like all the Skin Essential products,
they're super concentrated so you only need to use the smallest amount for the best results.
The serums from this range are the bomb too, review coming up on one soon.''
See the full article here:
21st December 2010
Check out January's RSVP magazine 'Spa Spy' page. Skin Essentials by Mariga Facial
gets top spot in 'Best Facials' Section!
15th December 2010
New Review for my Daily Nutrient Serum
''This has a place in my makeup bag for years to come yet. Since using this everyday under my moisturiser my skin is getting better and better everyday.''
Read the full review here:
22nd November 2010
Great Review for Skin Essentials facial by beauty journalist Dawn Hill
''This facial was absolutely FABULOUS! I loved every single minute of it.''
''My skin looked the best its been in months, absolutely glowing and peachy and I couldn't stop admiring it in the mirror!''
I had the pleasure of meeting Dawn ( a fellow beauty nerd )! last week and did one of my signature Skin Essentials by Mariga facials for her. You may know Dawn from her articles for RSVP, Stylebible.ie or her beauty blog skinnipeach.com.You can read the full review here:
Monday, November 22, 2010Fab Facials at the hands of Mariga Sheedy....... I do love a good facial. Nothing like getting your face massaged to the high heavens with luxurious potions and lotions, candles flickering in a softly lit room and Asian music playing in the background transporting me to an island off the coast of Malaysia. Heaven. But, facials aren't supposed to be relaxing. OK, they can be, but our lady friends across the waters in the US and in Europe see facials as an improtant part of their skincare routine and have their favourite facialist on speedial as you would your favourite hairdresser. Facials to them are clinical. They have every pore squeezed and de-gunked followed by double-whammy cleansing and super duper masks. They emerge from the salon with skin cleansed to within an inch of its life. This is what I needed. I've had my fair share of the 'relaxing' facials where you can see no results whatsoever, apart from a sleepy head. I want a facial where MY pores are squeezed and pesky blackheads zapped. Those little feckers are the bane of my life!(although they're really tiny and probably only visible to a therapists and my own scrutinizing eyes). So, I decided to take my blackhead infested nose and hormonal congested chin to Wexfords premiere skin clinic and beauty salon, Beauty.com (
to read more about Mariga, her treatments and her state of the art skincare. Her salon is well worth the trip and its one I'll be making again!
written by Dawn for Skinni Peach on
3rd December 2010
Video Review of Skin Essentials products by beauty guru Amy Dillon
I'm delighted to see another great review of Skin Essentials by Mariga in the media. This one is from Amy Dillon, make-up artist and beauty guru. (www.makeupandbeauty.ie)
Hi Mariga, I'm loving my skin!! Your acne cream is like a gift from heaven. I can't believe that after all the years my skin is finally clearing up. Moving to Wexford was worth it just to discover ur beauty salon :-) E xxx
Thank you! I'm so glad that I was able to help solve your skin problems. Don't forget, keep up your home routine to build on those results. Mariga. x
Hi all, I've been to loads of beauty salons in Ireland and abroad, mostly for facials and waxing, and I have to say that the best facial I've EVER had was in a cosy salon in The Faythe, Wexford Town. The beautician is called Mariga and the salon is called beauty.com. Her facials are out of this world and with all the extra touches that I've never even had in expensive spas. It was extremely relaxing and my skin felt and looked great for ages after. I'll def be making the long drive just to go there. It was the first time that I felt really pampered by a professional. Oh, and she has really warm hands too, so perfect for a nice massage!
sleepy after the best facial EVEEEEEERRRRRRRRRR!... Mariga, you totally ROCK!! Sally.
My Pleasure Sally - sleep well! - Mariga.
I have been using my program of Skin Essentials by Mariga for 6 weeks now with amazing results, my skin is so soft and has a healthy glow to it i even have make up free days which were not possible before. I hat the complementing facial by Mariga which i can only say was the best facial i've ever had you can really feel how passionate about her work she is with her attention to every detail. I really recomend you get in and try it yourself. Mary D.
Skin Essentials by Mariga gets a recommendation from Style Bible!! Link below to read:
Can't wait for facial in the morning thanks for fitting me in x. Mary
You're welcome, looking forward to seeing you. - Mariga.
Thank you for lovely facial - I feel so good about my skin that I left my make up off today! Janet.
That's fantastic Janet, I'm delighted to hear it. - Mariga.
Hi Mariga, Just tried your NEW Skin Essentials, hydrating cream. It's AMAZING, so much so I had to comment on it. Well done! It really feels great, superb, fabulous, sensational, can't even think of words to do it justice! Congratulations on getting it perfect. See you soon for some much needed pampering! Sarah-Jane.
Delighted you like it - wait till you try the serums! - Mariga.
30th June 2010
Skin Essentials makes the papers!
Only a month old and already Skin Essentials is coming to the attention of the Press! Check out this piece from the beauty section of Twenty-Four-Seven magazine available in this weeks People Group newspapers: